PECTINIDAE

Chlamys [s.l.] allorenti

Dijkstra, 1988

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Paratypes (rv)

Original name  Chlamys allorenti Dijkstra, 1988
Autoreference   Dijkstra, 1988: 19-21, figs.
Reference   Dijkstra, H.H., 1988. Chlamys allorenti sp. nov. from Réunion (Bivalvia: Pectinidae). - La Conchiglia/The Shell 19(228-9): 19-21, figs.
Type data   Holotype (lv: H 5 mm, L 5 mm) MNHN at Paris. Type locality: Réunion, off Boucan Canot, near Cap la Houssaye south of St. Paul, 21*01'S, 55*13'E, 50-70 m, dead, scuba-diving, leg. J. Drivas & P. Allorent.
Description

  Shell up to ca. 8 mm high, weakly inflated, right valve slightly more convex than left one, circular, nearly equivalve and equilateral, auricles strongly unequal (ratio 5:3), umbonal angle ca. 90 degrees, brightly uniform of colour, sometimes with whitish spots.

  Both valves sculptured with 22-25, regularly spaced radial ribs. Anterior auricle of left valve broadly cancellated. Byssal notch moderately deep, byssal fasciole narrow. Functional ctenolium on suture (4-5 teeth).

Distribution

 

Réunion (TL)

Habitat  Living sublittorally amongst coral rubble on sandy bottoms.